Kee-Jeong Ahn

Academic Career

  • Ph. D., 1995, Department of Entomology, University of Kansas, USA


  • Post-Doc., 1995-1997, Natural History Museum, University of Kansas
  • Visiting professor, 2002-2003, Department of Entomology, University of Kansas
  • Visiting professor, 2008-2009, Department of Entomology and Nematology, University of Florida

Research Interests

  • Systematics, Phylogeny, Biogeography, and Evolution of the coastal Staphylinidae (Insecta: Coleoptera)
  • Phylogenetic Relationships of the Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
  • Revision of the East Asian Aleocharinae (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae)
  • Systematics of the Staphylinoidea (Insecta: Coleoptera) in Korea
  • Beetle Diversity in Korea

Selected Publication

  • Song, J.-H. and K.-J. Ahn. 2018. Species trees, temporal divergence and historical biogeography of coastal rove beetles (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae) reveal their early Miocene origin and show that most divergence events occurred in the early Pliocene along the Pacific coasts. Cladistics 34: 313-332.
  • Ahn, K.-J., Cho, Y. B., Kim, Y.-H., Yoo, I.-S. and A. F. Newton. 2017. Checklist of the Staphylinidae (Coleoptera) in Korea. Journal of Asia-Pacific Biodiversity. pp. 58. DOI: 10.1016/j.japb.2017.06.006.
  • Kim, Y.-H. and K.-J. Ahn. 2016. Phylogeny of the Homalotina (Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae) based on morphology. Systematic Entomology 41: 323-388.
  • Kim, Y.-H. and K.-J. Ahn. 2014. Insect Fauna of Korea. Arthropoda: Insecta: Coleoptera: Staphylinidae: Aleocharinae: Homalotini. pp. 113. National Institute of Biological Resources, Incheon, Korea.
  • Frank, J. H. and K.-J. Ahn. 2011. Coastal Staphylinidae (Coleoptera): A worldwide checklist, biogeography and natural history. ZooKeys 107: 1-98